John Sanford Odell Jr.
John (Sandy) Sanford Odell Jr., 73, was born Sept. 30, 1947, in Torrance, Calif., to John and Dorothy Odell. John passed away peacefully at Veterans’ Hospital in Des Moines on March 28 with his wife by his side.
John served in the United States Army from 1967-68. He worked as a manager of internal maintenance in Las Vegas casinos for many years. John and Linda moved to Jefferson in 2014.
He enjoyed snow skiing with his brother and enjoyed traveling, going on cruises and reading books. He loved playing jokes on his grandkids.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dorothy Odell.
John is survived by his wife, Linda, of 22 years; brother Barry (Donna) Odell; sister Darrylin (Brooks) Hafen; son Shawn Odell; daughter Julianne Odell-Hoo; stepson Ryan (Jenny) Fisher; grandchildren: Jordan, Kaleb, Tarynn, Lexy, Kallie; nephews: Collin and Brant Hafen.
A private family graveside service will be held on April 10 at the Highland Twp. Cemetery, Churdan.
Services are by the Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson.